Clean the lawn mower’s carburetor, part 1



Is your lawn mower running rough, spit and sputter, and choking? It could be the carburetor. Learn how to check and clean the carburetor. For the complete video, go to https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCADF3A76BB3E91D0

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37 thoughts on “Clean the lawn mower’s carburetor, part 1

  1. MY WIFE WOULD HAVE MY NUT SACK IN A GRINDER IF I WAS TO USE HER WASHER AND DRYER AS A WORK BENCH JUST SAYING GUYS SAVE YOUR NUTS DONT BE A UNIC LIKE THIS GUY

  2. 666mrjimbo,

    Thank you for your lovely comment . I appreciate you taking the time to send it . Please keep the great comments comming !!!

    Whizkid

  3. 666mrjimbo,

    Just goes to prove that I'm a bigger man with a bigger nutsack than you have . I do what I WANT TO DO WITH MY WASHER AND DRYER .

    Thankyou,
    Whizkid

  4. Hey Whizkid.

    Thanks for taking the time and trouble to make and upload these videos.
    They are much appreciated here.

    Hope you boys are well.
    Regards, Greg.

  5. AfternoonPlay,

    Thank you for the compliment. We are doing fine around here , how are you . We are glad that our videos are appreciated here , but where exactly is here ????

    Thaks,
    Whizkid

  6. Well Whizkid.

    Looks like your investagative skills are slippin' . . lol.
    I am in the Mountains of Mourne on the west coast of Ireland.

    Thanks for the info on the carb, I forgot to winterize my five year old honda mower / mulcher last year and the crankcase was full of gas!

    The darn thing was surging last fall and I took the lazy approach of spraying carb cleaner through the air intake while she was spluttering.

    Anyway she's up and running now, flushed the oil twice, once cold then hot.
    Greg.

  7. Can I use a paperclip to stick through the holes? Also, can I get a can of compressed air to blow out the holes if I don't have an air compressor?

  8. Angrysquirrel11,

    Yes, I'd say that you can clean the carb with compressed air can and a paperclip. I've never done it that way . The only thing is that the paper clip might be to big for some of the holes and the compressed air can may not have enough pressure to blow out the holes as well as a real air compressor. But, it's worth a try .

    Whizkid

  9. Thanks for your help! The carb was leaking gas out the air filter yesterday and it wouldn't restart. But I took the filter off last night and sat the mower outside. Luckily this morning I was able to start it again. I think that I need to turn the rpms up on it but I don't know how to do it. Grr.

  10. Angrysquirrel11,

    Anytime there's gas leaking out the air filter that means the needle valve is stuck open from trash or what ever .Never turn up the governor if you don't know how as you can blow up an engine fast . Turning the rpms up has nothing to do with it leaking the gas .

    Whizkid

  11. Thanks Whizkid again for your help. Looks like I need to take the carb apart myself and clean that needle valve thing with carb cleaner. I was moving the choke in and out with a string and it seemed to cut a bit longer before it stalled. Guess I just need to take this apart and clean it. :O

  12. dear ESRepair,

    I am pretty sure my carburetor needs to be cleaned, I have been troubleshooting my troy bilt mower all week.. after running over an ant pile hidden by tall grass '-_- was successful in checking the drive shaft to make sure its not bent, replaced the air filter, and the spark plug, still wont start. (did all of this after replacing the pull start rope after breaking it) any recommendations before i pull this carburetor apart?

  13. Old bad gas causes problems. When storing gas or a vehicle it is important to use it up yearly if you added Stabil or Seafoam to it when you filled up. It is easier to run the vehicle or a tool out of fuel and put fresh in yearly than deal with the problems that bad fuel causes.  Most small engine problems are due to gas going bad and not because of ethanol. Small engines have ALWAYS had problems with stale fuel gumming up the carburetor when left in for long periods of time.
    When a small engine like a lawn mower, leaf blower, chain saw, is being put up for the winter run it out of fuel before putting it away.  In the spring when filling your gas can for the first time add some Sta-Bil or Seafoam to the gas to extend its life. Gas generally starts to go bad after 30 -60 days. By adding the fuel stabilizer it will extend its life. 

  14. I have a John deer RX74 rider mower runs for a little while then shuts down. wait 15 min or so to cool and then works again for a little while. what could be the problem.

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